MN FutureWork Series Eighteen


Future of FinTech: Will the Banks Disappear?
By Sudeshna Nepal and Sapan Agarwal
February 20, 2017

In Finland, Kids Learn Computer Science Without Computers
By Emily Deruy and Thomas Peter
Reuters
February 24, 2017

Careers and learning: Real time, all the time
By Bill Pelster, Dani Johnson, Jen Stempel, Bernard van der Vyver
Deloitte University Press
February 28, 2017

Which job seekers are in hot demand? Bilingual workers.
By Katie Johnston
Boston Globe
March 13, 2017

Can AT&T Retrain 100,000 People?
By Aaron Pressman
Fortune
March 13, 2017

3M becoming major player in worker safety sector
By Dee DePass
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 18, 2017

New Research Highlights Solar Jobs Expansion in Local Communities Nationwide
By Avery Palmer
The Solar Foundation
March 28, 2017

Mn FutureWork Series Seventeen


If You Want a Cool Internship This Summer, You Should Do This Right Now
By Kaitlin Mulhere
January 19, 2017
Time Magazine

Colleges boost rural economies
By Ellie Ashford
January 31, 2017

JPMorgan Software Does in Seconds What Took Lawyers 360,000 Hours
By Hugh Son
February 28, 2017

How unfilled tech jobs impact the U.S. economy
By Sharon Florentine
CIO Magazine
March 1, 2017

Now hiring: Plants face skilled worker shortage
By Crystal Lindell
Food Engineering Magazine
March 8, 2017

Help wanted: Workers finally benefit as labor shortage expands
By Laurent Belsie
Christian Science Monitor
March 10, 2017

Training Students to Outpace Automation
By Emily DeRuy
The Atlantic
March 10, 2017

MN FutureWork Series Sixteen


U is for Ultrasound Technician
By Chloe Campbell
Minnesota Employment Review
January 2017

Paving the Way from a College Degree to a Good Job
By Valerie J. Calderon and Jeffrey M. Jones
The Gallup Blog
January 26, 201

Going Global? You Need Translators Who Know More Than Just Languages
By Ivan Widjaya
Noobpreneur
February 2, 2016

Shortage forces Twin Cities schools to find creative ways to hire teachers and keep them
By Anthony Lonetree and Beatrice Dupuy
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 4, 2017

Career Advisory Board Reveals Growing Lack of Tech Preparedness for the American Workforce
By Anne Unger
DeVry University
March 6, 2017

Over and out? Pilot shortage threatens small airports
By Janet Moore
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 11, 2017

Will Cheap Robots Prevent a Comeback in Jobs?
By Jennifer Alsever
Fortune
March 14, 2017

MN FutureWork Series Fifteen


Tending to the Farm, Part 3: Technology Reshapes Agriculture
Atlanta Federal Reserve
January 12, 2017

The state of the IT contractor job market in 2017
By Bruce Harpham
CIO Magazine
January 18, 2017

Upwork reveals fastest-growing skills for Q4; natural language processing, other tech skills top the list
Upwork.com
January 26, 2017

Who’s Going to Save American Jobs?
Wharton
February 2, 2017

Safety in numbers
By Dennis Pierce
Community College Journal
February 6, 2017

An Economic Outlook
Presented by Patrick T. Harker, President and Chief Executive Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
February 21, 2017

Minnesota High Tech Association launches new ground-breaking talent system that connects employers and candidates using cutting-edge recruiting technology
Minnesota High Tech Association
February 23, 2017

MN FutureWork Series Fourteen


We Need a New Deal Between Higher Education and Democratic Capitalism
By Anthony Carnevale
Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce
January 23, 2017

The best of the best U.S. jobs are tech, tech and tech, again
By Marco della Cava
USA TODAY
January 24, 2017

Teen labor force participation before and after the Great Recession and beyond
BLS: Monthly Labor Review
February 2017

Career, technical teachers in short supply at Minnesota schools
By Solvejg Wastvedt
Minnesota Public Radio
February 7, 2017

The Building Code Profession Is Dying Out, and That’s a Problem
By Jake Blumgart
Atlantic City Lab
February 8, 2017

Recent college grads now more likely to have good jobs, opportunity
By Gail MarksJarvis
Chicago Tribune
February 26, 2017

Why Millions of Americans Never Finish College
By Michael Lawrence Collins and Joel Vargas
February 27, 2017
Atlantic City Lab

MN FutureWork Series Thirteen


Why China’s cities will drive global growth
By Chang Ka Mun and Jaana Remes
September 7, 2016
Project Syndicate

Growing Demand for Caregivers
By Chloe Campbell
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
December 2016

A snapshot of Minnesota’s teacher shortage: Where are all of the career and technical educators?
By Erin Hinrichs
Minn Post
February 9, 2017

Why Apprenticeships Are Taking Off
By Lisa Rabasca Roepe
Atlantic City Lab
February 1, 2017

The Best Websites — And Strategies — For Finding An Internship In 2017
By Karsten Strauss
Forbes
February 2, 2017

How to Outsmart the Robots and Hold On to Your Job
By Hannah Morgan
US News and World Report
February 22, 2017

Demand for Bilingual Workers More than Doubled in 5 years, New Report Shows
Investorideas.com Newswire
March 1, 2017

MN FutureWork Series Twelve


8 ways cities can prepare for the future of work
By Brooks Rainwater
December 2, 2016,

‘Women’s work’ jobs keep millions of women in poverty, report finds
By Stacey McFadin
Food Tank
December 27, 2016

Homeschool Boom: 5 Homeschooling Trends to Watch in 2017
By Daniel Cruz
Grand Canyon University
December 29, 2016

U.S. intelligence agencies envision the world in 2035
By Patrick Thibodeau
Computerworld
January 10, 2017

On the job, and up the ladder
By Ann Harrington
Minneapolis Federal Reserve
January 19, 2017

Will Your Next Job Be Piloting Drones?
By Tiffany Kelly
Atlantic City Lab
January 27, 2017

Manufacturing job losses, yes, but gains for trained Minnesota workers
By Lee Schafer
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 18, 2017

Erick Lehet: A Math Teacher Teaches 21st Century Skills


Let us introduce to you, Erick Lehet. We heard so many good things about what he’s doing and the impact he’s had on career and technical education (CTE) students, that we spent time with him to find out what where he gets his energy and what he sees in CTE that others can learn from.

Picture of Erick Lehet with a great, big smile!
Erick Lehet, instructional coach/technical skill assessment coordinator at the Northeast Metro 916 Career and Technical Center and recipient of the 2016 C. Thomas Olivo Outstanding Service Award.

Who are you and what do you do?

Erick Lehet: I’m Erick Lehet. I work at the Northeast Metro 916 Career & Technical Center with many job titles such as Technical Skills Assessment & Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator, Instructional Coach, Lead Teacher, and Professional Development Chair.

Life is busy around the Lehet household as my partner and I work split shifts. I love being involved with my son’s elementary wrestling team two nights a week, coaching my daughter’s traveling hockey team three-plus nights a week, and celebrating the midpoint of earning my doctorate.  I love winter and participating in our weekly Mendota pond hockey league, where I am also a former city councilman. I’m super excited for our family trip to Yellowstone National Park this summer—we rented a motorhome!

Lehet: Before I came over to the world of career and technical education (CTE), I was a high school math teacher. The most common question I always got was, “When am I ever going to use this?”  In the world of CTE, I never hear that question.

As a high school math teacher, I always thought it was someone else’s job to help students plan for college and think about career choices. In CTE, our industry-trained instructors are balancing the responsibility of high quality pedagogy, students earning certifications/credentials, as well as having students explore the multitude of career and college options related to the training they are receiving. I just thought it someone else’s job to teach students 21st Century Skills—I had math standards to focus on. But in the world of CTE, 21st Century Skills are taught alongside state and national standards in the classroom. When we do this, students can see how the knowledge they’re acquiring applies to the real world around them. This is probably why I’m never asked by CTE students, when and where, they will use math. This combination ensures students are well-rounded and better equipped to confidently pursue higher education and embark on a career path that is sure to lead to success.

Can you think of one technical skill that every person should know how to do?

Lehet: Learn to read a ruler! It’s important.


Erick was awarded the 2016 C. Thomas Olivo Outstanding Service Award by NOCTI, the  nation’s largest provider of industry partner certifications and industry-based credentials for  career and  technical education programs. This is a national honor recognizing his dedication and commitment to CTE.

MN FutureWork Series Eleven


Minnesota FutureWork is a collection of articles highlighting current trends and news that impacts industry, the economy, and careers. These articles originate from various media journals throughout the country.

Is There a Gender Wage Growth Gap?
By Ellyn Terry
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
November 14, 2016

Turning qualifications into jobs
The Economist
January 12, 2017

How tech is changing teaching, learning
By Aaron Frey
January 19, 2016
Community College Times

What does the future of jobs look like? This is what experts think
By Alex Gray
January 27, 2017

Wanted: Factory Workers, Degree Required
By Jeffrey J. Selingo
New York Times
January 30, 2017

6 Critical Skills for Tomorrow’s Workplace
By Ira Wolfe, President
Success Performance Solutions
January 31, 2017

The Most Exciting Medical Technologies of 2017
By Bertalan Mesko´
The Medical Futurist

MN FutureWork Series Ten


Minnesota FutureWork is a collection of articles highlighting current trends and news that impacts industry, the economy, and careers. These articles originate from various media journals throughout the country.

Educational Needs of the Workforce
By Steve Hine and Matt Bombyk
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
December 2016

The answer to America’s working class job crisis is hard, but not mysterious
By Simon Montlake
Christian Science Monitor
December 14. 2016

New Gig Economy Will Force Employers to Strengthen Screening of Growing On Demand Workforce
By Thomas Ahearn
ESR News
December 21, 2016

As more Americans retire, we must educate a new generation of leaders by making higher education affordable
By Anthony Benoit
Hechinger Report
December 27, 2016

STEM occupations: past, present, and future
By Stella Fayer, Alan Lacey, and Audrey Watson
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
January 2017

Pay gap between college grads and everyone else at a record
By Christopher S. Rugaber
The Associated Press
January 12, 2017

Hot Jobs for 2017 – By Industry
By Karsten Strauss ,
Forbes
January 25, 2017